VEN. VANARATANA THERO PASSES AWAY (98 Nov 25)
It is with grief we announce the death of Ven. Kamburupitiye Vanaratane Thero. The cremation took place in Kamburupitiya on Monday the 23rd.
The Ven. Thero was the Mahanayake of the Rohana chapter of the Siyam Nikaya . He was born on November 27, 1910 and entered the Sasana in 1924. The Ven.Thero had been a senior lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Sri Jayawardhanapura.
The Ven. Thero was a scholar in the fields of Sinhala, Buddhism, History and Archaeology and the Thero's passing away is a tremendous loss to the Country, Nation and the Sasanaya. May the Ven. Thero attain Nibbana.